From the RC Parish Bapt Records of my 3xs Greatgrandparents Edmund and Mary Walsh children, the family and also Edmunds brother Daniels family were living in the Townland of Tulla Beg (the RC Parish of Ballybunion and Civil Parish of Kilconly). Their first child Edmund was born in 1832 and last child Joanna was born in 1855 so covering the Griffiths Valuation of the area. ( nine of their children were born in Tulla Beg while Elizabeth born in 1853 was born in Tulla More just across the road from Tulla Beg.
The Tulla Beg Townland was leased by 2 families the Costello's and the Kings (several brothers in both), just over 100 acres each. I have taken from this that Edmund and Daniel Walsh must have been farm workers for these families and so not recorded in the Griffiths Valuation. But the houses recorded in Griffiths are only enough for the Costello and King families yet I thought all houses need to be recorded in the Valuation. The word "offices" has always intrigued me for farm buildings and I wonder if these could be houses for the workers families. Can any one help me, am I making the right assumptions here?
Chris in NZ
kiwibird56Sunday 3rd Dec 2023, 12:00AM
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I don't think all houses were recorded in the Griffiths.I found the definition below for "office". It appears the Walsh residence were not identified in the Griffiths.
The other defined building type was the 'office'. This term was used for farm outbuildings such as stables, cow barn, piggery etc, or even factories, mills and shops. A forge (or smithy) was usually noted separately (as here at 16), as were all public buildings such as churches, schools and courthouses.
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To Roger McDonnell and plonkarchivist...thank you for your replies.
It's great to have a definition of what "offices" meant for them back in the mid 1850's.....definitely not our present day meaning.
I have since found that Daniel was married to Mary Costelloe and their sister Mary Walsh to James King, so lots of interconnections between the Walsh's and 2 families leasing the farms of Tulla Beg.
Plonkarchivist can you be more specific about what the "additional land records" are for the Kilconly Civil Parish and if they can be sourced online as I live in New Zealand.